Publications & Digital Tools


White Paper (print)

At the conclusion of Shanati's Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Shanati produced this White Paper that describes the granted projects goals, team, activities, outcomes, impact, and future aims.

➥ Download the White Paper here.

Freely available under Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Book (print)

Shanati will publish its results, methods, researches, and chronological tables in a book-length print publication in the Routledge series Scientific Writings from the Ancient and Medieval World, edited by John Steele.

Manuscript due to publisher at the end of 2024.

Data (digital)

Shanati's core dataset of metadata on relevant ancient texts (mainly cuneiform) for the reconstruction of the ancient Babylonian chronology, as well as code for Shanati's products with their documentation. Freely available for use under Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Core dataset is in development. Expected to be available at the end of 2024 upon publication of the Date Converter.

➥ Code and documentation for digital tools. Expected to be available at the end of 2024.

Shanati's data, code, and documentation will also be freely available at these online repositories (expected at the end of 2024).

➥ Go to Shanati's Github page.

➥ Go to Shanati's NYU's Ultraviolet page.

For access to the data in its current preliminary state, please contact David Danzig at .

Digital Tools 

Shanati's digital products, tools, and data are freely available under the Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Coming by the end of 2024

Shanati's Date Converter

This core feature of Shanati provides instant conversion between ancient Babylonian an proleptic Julian dates. The full evidence for any specific date conversion is available on click with links to online publication and database sources.

➥ Under Construction. Alpha version is available here, but is not yet an accurate representation of Shanati's final results.

Embeddable Date Conversion Widget

Shanati's date converter provided to the public as a widget that can be easily embedded on any website. An option for pre-filling dates based on matching text identifiers will also be available.

➥ Under Construction.

API Integration

A simple, expressive method for directly accessing Shanati's output timeline by other websites that require an ancient chronology to support their features.

➥ Under construction.

Future Features

Portal for Data Input

A portal for submitting textual data of dates that may not yet be in Shanati's database. Guidelines for data formatting will be provided. Newly added data is subject to moderation by Shanati's team. The database will include an automated function for updating its results based on newly input data.

➥ Unspecified future time. Currently, data can be added to Shanati's database via script by Shanati's team.

If you have a newly published or databased group of ancient texts with Babylonian dates and would like your data to be added to Shanati's database, please contact David Danzig at .

Advanced Search for Researchers

An advanced search that will give outputs of any specified stretch of the chronology and access to the complete trail of evidence for any specific date conversion. Various pre-programmed, advanced searches of Shanati's data for research involving specific chronological data will also be available. Data will be downloadable in JSON and CSV.

➥ Unspecified future time.